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 Post subject: Front driveshaft stuck
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:35 am 
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Hoping for some wisdom from someone as I'm beat :headbang:

Replacing both front wheel bearings; front offside goes fine with no issues.
Front nearside however; the driveshaft refuses to budge out of the hub.
I used a hub puller with a powerful Dewalt impact wrench which managed to snap the wheel hub flange so now I'm really in trouble.

A bit of searching on YTube and I see that these can be all but impossible to remove even with hydraulic equipment!

If I can't remove this then I can't think of any other solution but to replace the driveshaft and hub carrier; all for the sake of a damned rusted driveshaft :bigcry:

So, if anyone has any experience of this then I would be grateful.


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 Post subject: Re: Front driveshaft stuck
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:35 am 
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Wow - sorry I can't help or advise, but you have my sympathies mate, that's raw.

good luck


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 Post subject: Re: Front driveshaft stuck
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:01 pm 
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Doesn't help either but this happened when replaced my front wheel bearings - garage took 3 hours to get shaft out!!

Good luck and mines a 2011 Facelift


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 Post subject: Re: Front driveshaft stuck
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:29 pm 
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Cheers guys.
So, still up to my elbows in grease and frustration :bigcry:

Driveshaft well and truly stuck so resorted to buying a new driveshaft with the intention of cutting the old one off.

However the hub bolts are obscured by the outer cv joint not accessible unless the driveshaft can be removed from the hub :headbang:

Ok I'll just remove the swivel hub to get it on the bench and grind/cut the outer cv joint away to get access and then put it all back together.

No chance; the bottom ball joint is seized solid.

Not to be beaten I'm now grinding and cutting the old hub away to get at least some access to the splines of the remaining bit of driveshaft to hopefully get some heat and releasing fluid in there and pray that's enough to loosen it. Who am I trying to kid!!


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